Evaluating the Impact of Career Development Services in Canada: The Perceptions of Managers and Program Administrators


  • Mark W. Slomp University of Lethbridge
  • Kerry B. Bernes University of Lethbridge
  • Kris C. Magnusson University of Lethbridge


evaluation, career development, services, managers, program administrators, canada


Academics and policy makers have clearly identified the urgent need to strengthen the evidence base attesting to the efficacy of career development services. However, it is unclear whether those providing career development services also recognize the importance of evaluation and are able to engage in
evaluation in an effective manner. This article presents research that examines the value agency managers and program administrators place on evaluation
and the perceived barriers they experience in conducting evaluations. This article also proposes solutions to the barriers to evaluation described by agency managers and program administrators.


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How to Cite

Slomp, M. W., Bernes, K. B., & Magnusson, K. C. (2011). Evaluating the Impact of Career Development Services in Canada: The Perceptions of Managers and Program Administrators. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 10(1), 5–12. Retrieved from https://cjcd-rcdc.ceric.ca/index.php/cjcd/article/view/219